May 6, 2012; Boston, MA USA; Boston Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo (9) drives to the basket against the Atlanta Hawks in the third quarter of game four in the Eastern Conference quarterfinals of the 2012 NBA Playoffs at the TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: David Butler II-US PRESSWIRE

NBA Playoffs: Tuesday Night Preview

Seems like an unique night in the NBA Playoffs as all the games can be closed out tonight.  Indiana, Boston, Philadelphia, and Los Angeles can all walk into the next round.

Boston Celtics vs Atlanta Hawks (Celtics Lead 3-1)

Not much predicting here because I thought the Celtics were the better team, and with the way they’ve played, they are showing that.  They should close out Atlanta tonight, especially after the beating they gave the Hawks in game four.  But I think the Hawks put up a fight, and Boston wins by 10 or less.

 

Philadelphia 76ers vs Chicago Bulls (Sixers Lead 3-1)

Who thought coming into the first day of the playoffs, the Sixers would be competing and winning this battle? With the injuries mounting on the Bulls’ side, it does feel like a battle.  Maybe the home cooking of Chicago will awaken the Bulls, and they’ll win the game tonight.  But something feels like the Sixers can pull off this upset, especially with the Bulls being down a couple of starters, and the Sixers can move on.  I’m going to go with that option, but think the Bulls will keep it close, and the Sixers win by 5 or less.

 

Denver Nuggets vs Los Angeles Lakers (Lakers Lead 3-1)

Even with the Nuggets winning the last game, I think the Lakers are the better team.  Back at the Staples Center, they should have things rolling, and I’d say a double digit win for the Lakers clinches this series.  Things will be fun to watch between Oklahoma City Thunder and Los Angeles Lakers.

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